Sometimes, I wish I could live in “Downton Abby” days – having afternoon tea, eating on fine china while dressed in ball gowns. Then, I remember how much I love my espresso machine and amazon prime.
So, I decided to take out the fine china and macaroons and have an afternoon tea.
I made cucumber sandwiches with ricotta cheese and dill, mini puff pastry rounds with goat cheese and balsamic reduction and of course macaroons (that I did not make. I am not that ambitious). To decorate the table I used mini Gerber daisies that I found at a local flower shop and mini fabric flags I ordered from Etsy.
The china, silverware and crystal glasses are all family heirloom. They belonged to my husband’s grandmother. I never met her, but always heard the stories of how much she loved to entertain and have family and friends over. I’m honored to have some of her treasured dishes and I love the idea that we are keeping her tradition alive (with some modern twists).
Afternoon tea was simple, elegant and full of fun. Perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Photos by Kate Bolt